Ichor and Glass

Ryan Casey, The Living Room Bar | Charleston, SC

An elevated play on the classic Blood and Sand cocktail, Ryan Casey borrows from Greek mythology: Ichor is, according to legend, the blood-like fluid that flows through the veins of the gods. The “glass” in the drink is the spherical ice, representing a polished version of sand.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Scotch, preferably Compass Box Great King Street
  • 3/4 ounce Compass Box Orangerie
  • 1/2 ounce bianco vermouth, preferably preferably Mancino
  • 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering
  • 1/4 ounce dry curaçaopreferably Ferrand

Garnish: expressed orange peel

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into a double Old-Fashioned glass over a large ice sphere.
  4. Twist orange peel over the top of the drink to express the oils, then discard the peel.
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